U.S. EPA’s National Video Competition – “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice” – finalists announced!

The U.S. EPA asked for your ideas about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials and you answered back with your passion, creativity, and many ideas on how to make a difference! U.S. EPA’s national video competition, “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice,” received over 250 submissions and selecting the finalists proved tough. Please visit our website to check out the 27 finalist videos.

As a reviewer, I was inspired by the creativity and passion that the videos showed. Videos were submitted from every corner of the country from every age group. People showed us how they make a difference with their actions, why it is important and how others can join the wave of people making every day choices to protect the environment.

In mid-April 2010, first, second and third prizes will be awarded along with two student winners and all will receive cash prizes. In 30 to 60 second videos, contestants focus on raising awareness of the connection between the environment and the “stuff” people use, consume, recycle, and throw away.

About the author: Melissa Winters joined EPA’s Seattle office in 2007 where she works to reduce the climate impact of materials and their consumption.